Modern White Porcelain

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in the modern sense, white porcelain generally refers to the porcelain body for white, the surface of a transparent glaze of pure white porcelain. According to the investigation of white porcelain was created and burned before the Eastern Han dynasty, by the Sui dynasty white porcelain has been more mature and common. With the further development of white porcelain production in the Tang dynasty, the Xing kiln of this period produced a large number of transitional white porcelain. By the Northern Song dynasty, this period of production of white porcelain is very famous, the early Northern Song dynasty white porcelain production of the famous kiln-ding kiln. The white porcelain of the Yuan dynasty contained cyan, its whiteness decreased, but it was still very exquisite. By the Ming dynasty white porcelain whiteness and increased again, the Ming Yongle period of sweet white glaze in the history of white porcelain left a strong mark. Then came the decline of pure white porcelain due to the prevalence of colour, with only some sites known for pure white, such as Dehua County's "Chinese white". Dehua County White porcelain is representative of contemporary pure white porcelain, with its bright colour, creamy white, dense porcelain body and excellent light transmission. Dehua County White porcelain is also known as Jianbai, which means Fujian White porcelain. It has a high degree of whiteness but is not harsh on the eyes, the Dehua County White porcelain glaze is not thick, but it resembles the body from the inside out and is rich and moist, like white jade. As early as the Ming dynasty, Dehua County White porcelain spread to Europe and other parts of the world. Foreigners were impressed by the beauty of Dehua County White porcelain, calling Dehua County white porcelain "Chinese white", "Goose down white", "Ivory white" and so on. Today the French also call DE hua kiln white porcelain"BLANC DE CHINE" or"CHINA-WHITE" in French or English.

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